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Author Archives: Simon Ball

Simon is a child of the 1960s, his marmie liked Affred Hitchcock and he grew up on a diet of classic Dr Who, Hammer Horror, Heavy Metal, Goth and Spaghetti Westerns. In 1976 he cut his journalistic teeth in 1976 interviewing the bass player from an unknown band called Motorhead, now what was his name? Since then he wasted several years in corporate PR, edited heritage products and got an MA in the History of Science before he fell off the truck and returned to the world he loves best. Simon is Editor in Chief of the Horror Hothouse website and a regular contributor to the Spooky Isles.

Flytrap (Review)

‘Would you like to reproduce now?’ is hardly the most romantic chat up line I have ever heard, but it does for English astronomy professor James Pond (Jeremy Crutchley). You see James was on his way from New York to ...

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Doomwatch (UK DVD review)

Making its TV debut in February 1970, hard nosed science fiction series Doomwatch was must-see viewing for the British public. However, despite regularly clocking up views in excess of 13 million, the BBC’s home economic policies of the time saw ...

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